Qualification details

PUA50501 - Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting Management) (Release 1)


Usage recommendation:
Is superseded by and equivalent to PUA50513 - Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting Management)New units added. Pre-requisites updated. Imported units updated. 12/Mar/2013

Release Status:
ReleaseRelease date
1 1 (this release) 09/Feb/2011

Training packages that include this qualification

Units of competency

CodeSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Code columnTitleEssentialSort Table listing Units of Competency by the Essential column
BSBCUS501B - Manage quality customer serviceManage quality customer serviceN/A
BSXFMI506A - Manage workplace informationManage workplace informationN/A
PUACOM007B - Liaise with other organisationsLiaise with other organisationsN/A
PUACOM008B - Develop and organise public safety awareness programsDevelop and organise public safety awareness programsN/A
PUACOM009B - Manage media requirements at major incidentManage media requirements at major incidentN/A
PUAEMR002B - Identify, analyse and evaluate riskIdentify, analyse and evaluate riskN/A
PUAFIR501B - Conduct fire investigation and analysis activitiesConduct fire investigation and analysis activitiesN/A
PUAFIR502B - Develop incident control strategiesDevelop incident control strategiesN/A
PUAFIR503B - Coordinate human resource management activitiesCoordinate human resource management activitiesN/A
PUAFIR504B - Assist with formulation and implementation of plans and policiesAssist with formulation and implementation of plans and policiesN/A
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SchemeCodeClassification value
ANZSCO Identifier 139112 Commissioned Fire Officer 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3995-11 Senior Fire Fighter 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0399 Other Engineering And Related Technologies 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 
Taxonomy - Industry Sector N/A Fire and Rescue Services 
Taxonomy - Occupation N/A Firefighting Manager,Fire Station Manager 

Classification history

SchemeCodeClassification valueStart dateEnd date
ANZSCO Identifier 139112 Commissioned Fire Officer 02/Feb/2007 
ASCO (occupation type) Identifier 3995-11 Senior Fire Fighter 09/Dec/2002 
ASCED Qualification/Course Field of Education Identifier 0399 Other Engineering And Related Technologies 09/Dec/2002 
Qualification/Course Level of Education Identifier 421 Diploma 09/Feb/2011 
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Employability Skills Summary

Employability Skills Summary for PUA50501 Diploma of Public Safety  (Firefighting Management )

Employability Skills are part of a unit of competency.

Employability Skills statements from a selection of units of competency from the PUA50501 Diploma of Public Safety (Firefighting Management) have been reproduced in the table below.

This table provides an example of Employability Skills for the qualification because Employability Skills within a qualification will vary depending on the qualification packaging options.

Public Safety qualifications have core units (which must be achieved) and elective units (where there is a choice of units which must be achieved) so different Employability Skills Summaries are possible within the one qualification, depending on the package of core units and chosen elective units.

The Employability Skills within a qualification may vary depending on qualification packaging options.

These Employability Skills may be obtained by the completion of this qualification but in no way reflect skills that may apply to any particular position within a fire service.

Employability Skill 

Employability Skills Statement 


  • complete post incident documentation to organisational requirements
  • complete records for work area, accurately and legibly, in accordance with organisation's requirements
  • promote positive relations with stakeholders by facilitating open communication and responding promptly to queries
  • provide access to information on the organisation's occupational health and safety policies, procedures and programs; and accurately and clearly explain this information to the work group
  • report significant changes in status and actions taken, consistent with organisational policy and procedures


  • apply the principles of conflict resolution and problem solving to improve team dynamics
  • identify opportunities to develop workplace knowledge and skills of team member/s
  • manage human and physical resources
  • use feedback from individuals/teams to identify and introduce improvements in future learning arrangements
  • use knowledge of team and personnel management to effectively and efficiently deploy human resources

Problem solving 

  • deal with and resolve, issues raised through consultation promptly or refer them to the appropriate personnel for resolution in accordance with organisation's procedures
  • deploy resources to ensure the operational plan is implemented in accordance with organisational guidelines
  • develop an operational plan for a medium size incident and adjust if required in accordance with response requirements and operational guidelines
  • identify and report inadequacies in resource allocation

Initiative and enterprise 

  • maintain situational awareness
  • network at an appropriate level

Planning and organising 

  • assess the incident and identify resources required to deal with the incident
  • deploy human and physical resources effectively and efficiently
  • develop and implement a plan of response to a medium size incident in accordance with the organisation's policies and procedures
  • implement organisational procedures for consultation over occupational health and safety issues and monitor them to ensure that all members of the work group have the opportunity to contribute
  • provide progress reports to stakeholders in line with organisational policies and procedures

Self -management 

  • analyse needs
  • develop and use networks effectively
  • display knowledge and skills in terms of job role


  • learn about legislative requirements relevant to emergency management, techniques for the prioritisation and evaluation of public safety risk management systems
  • learn about securing emergency/operations site


  • gather information from existing plans/databases
  • operate communication systems and equipment

Packaging Rules


Core Units 


Implement and monitor the organisation's occupational health and safety policies, procedures and programs


Manage workplace information


Implement prevention strategies


Manage a multi-team response


Command agency personnel within a multi-agency emergency response


Promote a learning environment in the workplace


Liaise with other organisations


Develop incident control strategies


Elective Units 


Conduct fire investigation and analysis activities


Co-ordinate human resource management activities


Assist with formulation and implementation of plans and policies


Administer cost centre's financial resources


Conduct an assessment of a building's performance based design


Inspect building fire safety systems


Assess and evaluate a facility's fire/incident safety management systems in hazardous materials


Inspect for legislative compliance


Manage quality customer service


Develop and organise public safety education programs


Manage media requirements at major incident


Identify, analyse and evaluate risk


Manage procurement


Manage projects


Manage physical resources


Develop assessment tools


Develop training and/or assessment organisational policies and procedures


Lead and conduct training and/or assessment evaluations


Design and develop learning strategies


Undertake organisational training needs analysis


Control a Level 2 incident


Manage information function at an incident


Manage logistics for a Level 2 incident


Manage operations for a Level 2 incident


Manage planning for a Level 2 incident


It is important to note that where units of competency within this qualification have pre-requisite requirements, the learner must have been assessed as competent within a fire context prior to undertaking training or assessment.

BSB units have been imported from the BSB07 Training Package.

TAA units have been imported from the TAA04 Training and Assessment Training Package.

Information about customising PUA00 Public Safety Training Package qualifications is on page 12 .